Lone Star College-Kingwood begins search for new president

Lone Star College-Kingwood will begin reviewing applicants for its presidency in the new year. (Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lone Star College-Kingwood will begin reviewing applicants for its presidency in the new year. (Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College-Kingwood will begin reviewing applicants for its presidency in the new year. (Photo by Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lone Star College-Kingwood has begun its search for a new president, according to several university officials.

During the Partnership Lake Houston’s BizCom event Dec. 3, interim President Mario K. Castillo said he is temporarily replacing former President Katherine Persson, who retired.

According to Stephen Head, LSC chancellor, Persson’s last day was Aug. 31 but will officially leave office at the end of 2020. Castillo said the search for the new president has begun.


“The committee members have been selected; the job has been posted; the search firm has been engaged,” Castillo said. “We’re going to be reviewing resumes in the spring with the hope that over two or three months, we will have someone hired.”

Head said the college will begin reviewing applicants in the first two months of 2021.



Castillo said the campus hopes to have a new president by the summer session or the beginning of the fall semester.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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